Two students sitting and talking at the water fountain in the Cotton District
Students eating in downtown Starkville
Starkville has a wide variety of restaurants including everything from Southern BBQ joints to exquisite fine dining. Mississippi’s College Town has a mouth-watering mix of chain restaurants and local favorites.
Exploring Starkville has never been easier! The Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) system allows students, visitors, and residents to navigate the growing city and campus with ease. Visit the link below to learn more and even check arrival times!
Celebrations abound in Mississippi’s College Town! Starkville offers a wide range of festivals and events year-round for all ages, including music festivals, film festivals, downtown block parties, parades, and shows. Check out the link below to see the full list and mark your calendar!
Group shot of one of the prospective student tours at the Drill Field
Plan a visit and let us show you first hand all that Mississippi State has to offer prospective students. Campus visits include a tour of campus with a Roadrunner (student recruiter) and a meeting with an admissions counselor to discuss admissions, scholarships, campus life, and other aspects of being an MSU student.
Starkville offers a variety of museums and exhibits for locals and visitors to explore! The Templeton Music Museum, the Oktibbeha Heritage Museum, the Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum, the Gladys and Cullis Wade Clock Museum, the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library Exhibit, and the John Grisham Room are just a few of the fascinating options in Starkville.
There’s more to sports in Starkville than just fierce SEC competition! Starkville is home to the 100-acre Mississippi Horse Park and Agricenter, six premier golf courses, a variety of team sports, and numerous bicycle routes and trails.
Birds sitting in a tree at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge just outside Starkville
Starkville has hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing right in its backyard! You can watch cattle egrets nesting at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge or spend the weekend camping at the Oktibbeha County Lake just minutes from campus.
Starkville boasts hundreds of acres of community parks and campgrounds that include playgrounds, athletic facilities, a dog park, swimming pools, a splash-pad, pavilions, fishing piers, camping sites, and much more.
You can pick up your True Maroon tee, your Junction-ready maroon dress, and all of your tailgating supplies on game day, but Starkville shopping has even more! Stick around for Sunday afternoon on game weekends for Brunch and Browse to check it out!
Every Summer Saturday in Starkville should start at the Starkville Community Market! You can pick up your locally grown fresh produce and baked goods, discover new local artisans, check out cooking and gardening demonstrations, listen to the live music, and so much more!